While editorial uses don't require model and property releases, commercial uses, like selling stock, do. It's always a good idea to keep release forms with you either electronically on your phone or tablet or paper versions. (Adobe Scan and Acrobat Reader make e-releases easy!) Moderator Kevin Ames and Adobe Stock expert Mat Hayward discuss the ins and outs of getting and managing model and property releases. During the live webinar, you can ask questions. The webinar airs on January 16, 2018, at 3:00 pm Eastern and Noon Pacific live from … [Read more...] about Free Webinar: I Will Get Model/Property Releases: Join In Tomorrow!
Simply put, a model release is a permission given to the photographer from the subject to use photos of them. In order to assure the best return for photographs offered for sale through Adobe Stock or any agency, releases are needed. A model is anyone being photographed Model releases are important. They are a written agreement between model and the photographer as to how the photographs may be used by the photographer. Anyone in a photograph is a "model" even in a family or editorial setting. Anyone who can be recognized in a photo is a … [Read more...] about What is a Model Release?
(Editor's note: Marie Tartar continues her series of preparations she and her husband, Steve Eilenberg, are making for their trip to the Grand Tetons later this month to photograph the total solar eclipse. Here she shares their preparations regarding photography.) Location In part 1 of this series, we discussed the where of preparing for what is being billed as the Great North American Solar Eclipse of 2017. This is an event not to be missed if you can swing it. The next time a total solar eclipse will occur over the Tetons will be in the … [Read more...] about Total Solar Eclipse: Photographic Considerations part 3
Recently I wrote about how Digital model or property release forms have made it easy for photographers to always have a release handy. Now the next step is where to store the forms. Here’s how to organize and store the forms to keep them safe and easily accessible. Storing Digital Release Forms Most digital release form applications have the ability to email both the photographer and model a PDF of the release. It’s tempting to keep this in your inbox or in the application. A better solution is to create a “Model Release” subfolder in the … [Read more...] about Where to Store Your Model Release Forms
ON1 just released the newest version of their software, ON1 Photo 10. This version comes with a significant update to the user interface, making it much more sleek and refined, as well as some new additional features. Here's a highlight of some of the new features in the suite, and I'll be sharing more in the coming weeks on how I use this software in my own workflow. All new interface The interface was updated and really refined. Here's a look at each of the modules: New Export Window The export process has now been added to each module, … [Read more...] about ON1 Photo 10 is Now Shipping
This morning Adobe announced a major update to Lightroom! The new version is called Lightroom CC, and is a part of the Creative Cloud. (For those of you not interested in using the Creative Cloud subscription service, it can still be downloaded as a standalone application, Lightroom 6.) The new update comes with some very much anticipated improvements, so let's take a look at some of the most impressive new feature's inside of Lightroom CC:HDR Merge Yes! Finally! We can merge HDR images inside of Lightroom! Photoshop is no longer a … [Read more...] about Say Hello to the NEW Adobe Lightroom CC!
Often times when I am shooting, I prefer the convenience of a shoulder strap. Other times I need the stability of a tripod. In the past, making this choice meant removing the strap to attach the tripod plate or at minimum detaching a strap to make room when connecting the tripod. Well not anymore. Meet the SteadSnap Developed and constructed to bomb-proof spec by Toronto-based production specialist Dmitri Tchernomourov and medical photographer Yuri Markarov to hold up to the daily rigors of shooting in one of Toronto's busiest hospitals, the … [Read more...] about Hands-On Review: STEADSNAP Camera-Strap-Tripod Adapter
NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT - OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Join Rich and Scott as they talk about a bunch of summer oriented photo topics. Get ready for shooting great pictures this summer with this potluck of photo wisdom. Rich and Scott discuss: Summer travel and photography season Favorite places to … [Read more...] about Summer Fun — Photofocus Podcast with Scott Bourne and Rich Harrington
When making a long exposure, it's really easy to keep the shutter open for a lengthy time period. This might be because you want to shoot in lower light or to pull off an exposure which stretches time out a bit. In either case, the chance of seeing streaking is increased. Using a cable release (or your self-timer if you don't have a cable release) will help reduce camera shake. A remote can be wireless or connected via a cable. A remote may have additional features such as an intervalometer for time-lapse shooting or the ability to adjust … [Read more...] about When to Use a Remote or Shutter Release